Close-Outs & Curl Shooting

Watch enough basketball and you know that having the ability to close-out on shooters has become just as important as any defensive skill a player can have. This drill works on that part of the game while adding in some curl-cut shooting and of course conditioning. 

 

Drill Details

  • 90 seconds (45 secs each side)
  • Start in Defensive Stance simulating help side 
  • Close out hard to the corner with choppy feet and TWO hands up
  • Curl in to elbow for a pull-up jump shot
  • Repeat
  • Try to make 12